Night at the Library

The Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation’s (CLAF) “Night at the Library” Gala recently drew over 125 guests from the community to support the library and cultural arts facilities and progams at the Carlsbad City Library, the Georgiana Cole Library, and the Library Learning Center. Dinner, dancing, and live entertainment by Grammy Award-nominated artist Perla Batalla highlighted the evening. Over $10,000 was raised at the event.

“We are so privileged to have an active foundation helping to support our community efforts,” said Heather Pizzuto, the City’s Library & Cultural Arts Director. “Thanks to the foundation, we are able to enhance the library, arts, and cultural programs available to those who live, work, and play in our city.”


The Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1998. Community gifts have also enabled the foundation to support ongoing literary and cultural programs in the library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, art exhibitions in the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, and programs and services offered at the Library Learning Center, plus books and other library materials for all three city libraries.

“Thanks to the generosity of community members, through their donations and endowments, over $150,000 was contributed by the Foundation this fiscal year to the Carlsbad Library and Cultural Arts department to help fund many special programs,” said CLAF president Gita Nassiri. For more information visit